Coral and Cream Love Card

I love to participate in the Moxie Fab World challenges, but I generally find my style is not as trendily eye-catching as the eventual challenge winners. I like my layers, what can I say? So you know I had to enter the Textured to Perfection challenge – layers and texture are my forte!

I had a new embossing folder I wanted to try – isn’t it pretty – but I didn’t have any white-core cardstock, so I made my own by inking cream cardstock with coral ink (Smoothie from Close to My Heart). I embossed the design and sanded away the high spots to reveal the cream below.

I wanted to do layers and texture without going overboard – the simple colour scheme of neutrals touched with coral allowed me to put a lot of layers on without having them compete with each other. Kind of in love with this card! I think that I’ll give it for a wedding – the verse (Unity Stamp Co. “Better Together” kit) is one of my favourites.

I’m hopping along with Friends with Flair today – check out the rest of the Unity Stamp Company goodness by following the links on the blog. And comment, because that gives you a chance to win free stamps!

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Up!; Colonial White, Close to My Heart; 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin’ Up!; Smoothie, Bamboo, Close to My Heart; Stamp: “Love Bears All Things” from Better Together Set, Unity Stamp Co.; Embossing Folder: Sizzix Ornate Frames Textured Impressions Folder; Chipboard: Pink Paislee; Buttons: Close to My Heart; Ribbon: Kaisercraft; Canvas: Opus Framing & Art Supplies; Cosmo Cricket Glubers






  1. Amber S · October 14, 2011 Reply

    Beautiful card. I love that you improvised to get the white core!

  2. ElisabethB · October 14, 2011 Reply

    This card is simply stunning. I love the color combination and the embossing makes this card very, very special!

  3. RubyM · October 14, 2011 Reply

    This is a gorgeous card. Love it.

  4. hotwheels · October 14, 2011 Reply

    ho my word this gorgeous card. I Love it!!!!

  5. Sarah M · October 14, 2011 Reply

    Great idea making your own sandable cardstock- really pretty and unique!

  6. Joni Kix · October 14, 2011 Reply

    This is beautiful! The colors are perfect! TFS!

  7. Gwen · October 14, 2011 Reply

    LOVE THIS!! Gorgeous, a winner in my book!

  8. jpscraps · October 14, 2011 Reply

    Stunning card. And a great embossing idea.

  9. Jennifer Mitten · October 14, 2011 Reply

    This is stunning!

  10. Danie May · October 14, 2011 Reply

    I just love this stamp……this creation with it framed and the bird at the bottom is just stunning. I love the colours too!

  11. Noelle Reese · October 14, 2011 Reply

    Your card is stunning! Absolutely beautiful! All the way down to the card holder!

  12. Emily Keaton · October 14, 2011 Reply

    Sweet design and colors. Your textures and layers rock!

  13. Kary · October 15, 2011 Reply

    Angela, I LOVE this card!! Such wonderful texture, beautiful elements and great sentiment. Love it!!

  14. Rachel B · October 15, 2011 Reply

    Wow! I love how you did the frame with that sentiment in the center. I have a similar cuttlebug die and am going to have to try this! Beautiful!

  15. Roslyn · October 15, 2011 Reply

    Very pretty card! Great idea on making your own sandable cardstock!

  16. sharon gulliikson · October 15, 2011 Reply

    The bird, the fabric…Perfection.

  17. natasha g.p. · October 15, 2011 Reply

    The buttons look wonderful on your card. I also love the colors.

  18. b. poteraj · October 15, 2011 Reply

    That is a beautiful card that you should be very proud of. In a good way, of course…

  19. Jen m · October 15, 2011 Reply

    This is gorgeous! Love the embossing!

  20. Chunyuan · October 18, 2011 Reply

    gorgeous card with a lot of texture elements.

  21. Sue VanDeVusse · October 23, 2011 Reply

    Love the embossed background, such beautiful texture and a beautiful card.

  22. Julia Stainton · November 1, 2011 Reply

    Absolutely stunning Angela! I adore this card!!!!

  23. Cath · November 1, 2011 Reply

    Hey Angela! Thanks again for linking up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  24. Teresa Zuehls · November 2, 2011 Reply

    Congrats on winning the Texture Challenge on your beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the embossing folder you used.

  25. Sharon D from Canada · November 3, 2011 Reply

    Wonderful textures and so pretty with the coral! Congrats on your MWF texture challenge win!

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